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Saudi Princess given UK Asylum

  July 21, 2009 at 1:47 am by

An un-named Saudi Princess has been granted asylum in Britian after having an illegitimate child with a British man. The Saudi Princess was given asylum after she claimed she would face the death penalty if she returned to Saudi Arabia. The Princess claims that she met her non-Muslim boyfriend while visiting Britian and got pregnant a year later. The Princess was married to an elder man who is from the … Continue reading

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Royals among the world’s 50 most influential Arabs

  July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Selecting the most influential people in the Middle East wasn’t easy, but so to were people from around the world approached and asked to name five people and explain in a couple of sentences why they chose them. The list isn’t about the rich or powerful, but about who has an influence. Making the list were Queen Rania of Jordan, who campaigns for children’s and women’s rights around the world; … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Ruler is on Twitter

  July 17, 2009 at 6:53 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai has joined twitter and has 1,208 followers. The ruler joined twitter in June that was confirmed by twitter’s administrators as The National reports. Sheikh Mohammed’s name on twitter is HHShkMohd and last posted on July 10. In June, Sheikh Mohammed created a Facebook account.

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Queen Rania appointed Honorary Global Chair for the UNGEI

  July 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has been appointed as Honorary Global Chair for The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). Queen Rania will continue to advocate on behalf of the girls who are denied an education. The appointment comes after Queen Rania’s work and efforts in promoting access, quality, and innovation in education both in Jordan and across the globe in places such as Argentina, Brazil, China, India, … Continue reading

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Saudi King starts Busy Tour to launch Projects in Saudi Region

  July 13, 2009 at 7:13 am by

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, began a tour to launch and lay stone foundations to a number of industrial and development projects in the Madina Region in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The King launched a development project which involved investments of more than SR45 billion, inaugurate the new expansion of an airport. In the evening, King Abdullah meet with scholars, senior civil and military officials, and a … Continue reading

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Abdullah participates in an Economic Conference in the US

  July 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah are in the United States on a few day visit. On Friday, King Abdullah participated in an economic conference held in US state of Idaho, which was attended by Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah. At the conference, King Abdullah talked about the need a two-state solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the need to relaunch Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. “This … Continue reading

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New Crown Prince Named for Jordan

  July 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II issued a decree on Thursday naming his eldest son, Hussein, 15 years old, as crown prince. In a palace statement that was released yesterday said “immediately assume the title and privileges of his post”. The post of heir apparent has been un-named since 2004 when King Abdullah removed the crown prince title from his half brother, Hamzeh. King Abdullah became King in 1999. Queen Rania is … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince sets up Board of Directors

  June 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has issued a decision setting up the board of directors of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Houses and Utilities Development. Sheikh Mohammed appointed a few people today as executive directors of lands, properties, support services and regional services at the … Continue reading

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Abdullah and President of Turkmenistan hold talks

  June 30, 2009 at 4:12 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov held talks in Amman, which continued over a lunch banquet which was held by His Majesty in honour of the Turkmenistan president and his accompanying delegation. King Abdullah and the Turkmenistan President discussed cooperation in the fields of education, culture, health, trade and investment. They also talked about efforts on how to achieve permanent and comprehensive peace in the Middle … Continue reading

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UAE VP Launches New Excellence Programme

  June 30, 2009 at 3:43 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Government Excellence Programme. The programme is in the policies of the UAE Prime Minister to identify talented and local cadres to further train them to earn responsibilities. Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the programme is to boost the performance and excellence at the … Continue reading

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King & Queen honour Ahel Al Himmeh winners

  June 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm by

King Abdullah and Queen Rania honoured the 10 Ahel Al Himmeh winners in a ceremony at the Roman Amphitheatre in Amman Sunday evening. Queen Rania launched the Queen Rania award in March for for Community Champion which was to to celebrate the 10th anniversary of King Abdullah’s accession to the Throne. The initiative had received about 45,000 nominations from across the country. The committee then choose 30 finalists one. On … Continue reading

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Haya’s Fashion at Ascot 2009

  June 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm by

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan attended the annual Royal Ascot Race along with her husband and goldolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Ruler. Princess Haya and her husband have been seen at the race course for the past few years. Princess Haya attended all five days in different outfits and large fashionable hats. Day one Princess Haya wore a sky blue trench coat over a … Continue reading

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A New Royal Joins Facebook

  June 27, 2009 at 5:33 am by

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has joined the social networking site Facebook. Sheikh Mohammed has two photo albums which are divided into two parts; My Family and Everyday Encounters, as well as an Activities section where the Sheikh talks about his love of poems. “I am passionate about sports, particularly endurance racing. I enjoy and … Continue reading

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Haya calls on supporters to help UN

  June 26, 2009 at 3:57 am by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, has called in a televised message to the public to give donations to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The call comes to help hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan who live in shelters who have escaped from conflicts between Government forces and militants in the North West Frontier Province. “Millions have been forced … Continue reading

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Magazine editor who criticized King questioned

  June 26, 2009 at 2:38 am by

A Moroccan magazine that criticized the Moroccan King Mohammed has been stopped by the government. The editor of the magazine was called in for questioning by police under orders of the judiciary and the Interior Ministry. The editor questioned usefulness of the parliamentary elections in a country where the monarchy wields ultimate power. He also published an article questioning the Prophet Mohammad. “The prime minister expresses … his profound indignation … Continue reading

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Haya speaks at Global Humanitarian Forum

  June 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm by

Princess Haya joined a panel of experts where she talked about the struggles poor women face and the need to reach out to women to influence policy. Princess Haya also highlighted the need to use women to make a change through the existing routes which are established by UN agencies on other programmes. “Women are at the heart of poverty and account for 70 percent of those most affected by … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma attends meeting in Tunis

  June 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma attended and spoke at the 4th meeting of the Higher Council of the Arab Women which is being held in Tunis this year. Speaking on Thursday at the meeting, Lalla Salma spoke about women empowerment in Morocco saying that the Kingdom has gone along way in gender equality and enhancing women’s participation in the management of public affairs, in central and local government, in parliament, as well … Continue reading

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Mozah is new member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts

  June 25, 2009 at 4:23 am by

In a ceremony held yesterday for Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad upon becoming a permanent member of the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts of Institute de France in Paris, Sheikha Mozah gave a speech where she spoke about education and civilisations. The event was attended by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and a few Qatar and French ministers. The Emir and his wife are on a … Continue reading

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Three-Day State Visit from Qatar to France

  June 23, 2009 at 4:45 am by

Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah are on a 3 day state visit to France. The Emir was welcomed at the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Emir of Qatar and President Sarkozy held talks on ways of boosting bilateral ties,and reviewed a set of regional and international issues. HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad met Carla Bruni, wife of the … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania at No 10

  June 22, 2009 at 4:47 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II held talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London on July 22. They discussed efforts to launch serious negotiations to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution. His Majesty said “Failure to reach peace and the continuation of the conflict threaten Israel, the Palestinians, Arab states as well as world peace and stability.” King Abdullah and Prime Minister also talked … Continue reading

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